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Yoga for Upper Body Strength
Today we are going to be talking about yoga for upper body strength, why it is so important, why yoga is good for strength and muscle and which yoga poses in particular are good for upper body strength.
Why is upper body strength so important?
The more muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate. Strength training causes you to continue burning more calories for up to 72 hours after the exercise is over through a phenomenon called after-burn.
Prevents bone loss, reduces risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis
Upper body strength contributes to good posture. We spend so much time hunched over computers, handheld devices, eating, driving. All these things weaken our posture. Upper body strengthening can help to fix these postural imbalances
Reverse the signs of aging. Some people lose up to 40% of their muscle mass by the time they reach their 60s. You don’t want that to be you! That will make you more at risk for injury and illness in general.
What was your biggest takeaway today?
I highly recommend the following value added classes from our membership site for your wrists as well.
We have a whole Yoga for Strength Building Series in our Membership Community. Short Classes for each day of the week.
This seven day series is designed to help you build strength in your body each day of the week. Monday you will focus on your core, Tuesday back, Wednesday chest, Thursday biceps, Friday triceps, Saturday shoulders and Sunday glutes. Each day we will create a fusion of yoga inspired poses and the best of strengthening exercises. In each and every class you will be strengthening your lower body while working your upper body.